Join this free, email course and strengthen your understanding of Safeguarding and Governance

Safeguarding and Governance Course

Join my email course and strengthen your understanding of the role of governance in safeguarding the children and young people in your school.

Understanding Safeguarding and Governance

The Education Act 2002 places a duty on schools to have arrangements in place to ensure that they safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and follow statutory guidance. Governing Bodies must have someone who understands the requirements of the safeguarding guidance and legislation.

This course will help all governors, but particularly the safeguarding governor, understand their role and how it helps keep all children safe.

Each Unit consists of a one-minute ‘quick facts’ video and written information, along with relevant downloads.

The course is aimed at governors in maintained schools and academies, but has value for MATs, independent schools and free schools too, although some legislative requirements around governance might be different.

Safeguarding and Governance Course

Join my email course and strengthen your understanding of the role of governance in safeguarding the children and young people in your school.

Topics in the course include:

Seven GREAT reasons to join the free 'Safeguarding and Governance' email course today!

  • 1

    Are you involved in the governance of a school?

    If you are, then this 'Safeguarding and Governance' Course is just for you! Packed with useful information and resources, this course will help you better understand the latest guidance.

  • 2

    Do you want to make sure safeguarding is the best it can be?

    The course materials will talk about all the aspects you need to understand and test out how effective they are in your school.

  • 3

    How do you review whether children are truly safe in your community?

    Schools must understand the safeguarding risks for young people in their community. When was the last time you itemised those risks, and where in the curriculum do you help pupils learn to keep themselves safe?

  • 4

    Understand the difference between safeguarding and child protection

    In the past, we talked about child protection. Today we talk about Safeguarding. These two phrases are often used interchangeably, but they do mean different things. In this course, you'll find out the difference and how to apply them separately in you school.

  • 5

    Find out what the role of the safeguarding governors entails

    Every Governing Body ‘should have an individual to take leadership responsibility for the organisation’s safeguarding arrangements, which includes the Prevent Duty’. That person could be you! In this course, you find out the key aspects of the Safeguarding Governor's role and how best to carry it out.

  • 6

    Discover how to assess the effectiveness of safeguarding

    Like every other aspect of school leadership, we need to know how good performance is to ensure that it is effective. But where's the evidence? Additionally, in safeguarding we also need to know that the school is compliant with all statutory duties. So where do you start?
    This email course will tell you how.

  • 7

    Did I tell you it's free!

What's an email course?

Just as it sounds! I’ll send you a series of emails, each with an introduction and a link to a webpage where you’ll find a one-minute key facts video and a written explanation. Often there’s a relevant download or links to further information. That’s it. No logins. No passwords. Just an email.

About Andrew Hall

Andrew is a former headteacher who has worked with vulnerable children throughout his 30-year career. He now helps schools do all they can to keep children safe in school and out. Andrew is the author of the Safeguarding Handbook and in this email course he shares his expertise with you.

Safeguarding and Governance Course

Join my email course and strengthen your understanding of the role of governance in safeguarding the children and young people in your school.